Monday, February 13, 2012

CPAC 2012

The Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) is the annual three-day rally for the conservative American politician. With stump speeches by presidential candidates, moguls of the conservative wing, and numerous tasteless or ill-times jokes, it is the definition of media-glorified conservative politics.

This link provides video from a number of headliners at CPAC, including Michelle Bachmann, Newt Gingrich, and Scott Walker. Of course, the main video of that linked article is also entertaining, so feel free to watch that too.

The person to get the biggest headlines out of CPAC, though, was Sarah Palin. She came out in full-on attack mode against Obama and his policies. As usual with a conservative rally, most of what she said were one-liner slapsticks that got people to laugh or applaud.

Overall, the CPAC conference was what you would expect. Loud, childish, and hopelessly partisan. There was no indication that any of those present even wanted to work with the President, opting instead to attack his policies and distance themselves from them.

1 comment:

samp said...

What do you expect? These guys are fighting to run against Obama. I would expect that the liberal Dems/Progressives have a similar "seminar"....